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Les Back: Scholarly Life and the University in Ruins

At the 2015 Autumn Postgraduate forum event on The Making of the Sociological Researcher, Les Back gave this thought provoking keynote. He has kindly agreed to share the text in full in addition to the podcast of his talk which can be found below. 1,796 more words

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Common Groupthink Regurgitation: 04

…continued from the previous installment…

13] “Social media has ruined human relationships”

Has it really? Or has it just revealed the unpleasant reality that most human relationships aren’t worth the time, energy or pursuit? 961 more words


Common Groupthink Regurgitation: 03

This is a continuation of my five-part series dedicated to debunking myths, cliches and fairy-tales that society has caused people to mindlessly regurgitate.

9] “Hookup culture killed chivalry… and the art of flirting” 1,043 more words


Common Groupthink Regurgitation: 02

In this first part of the series, I’ve tackled myths and clichés that are destructive to humanity and free-thinking individuals that humans mindlessly celebrate. I will continue the series here… 1,045 more words


David Harvey and a Brief Introduction to Neoliberalism

David Harvey begins his book ‘A Brief History of Neoliberalism’ by explaining that neoliberalism takes the value of freedom of its starting point and elaborates that “neoliberalism is in the first instance a theory of political and economic practise that emphasises that human well being can be best advanced by liberating individual entrepeneurial freedoms and skills within an institutional framework characterised by strong private property rights, free markets and free trade”(Harvey 2005, p.2). 292 more words


Common Groupthink Regurgitation: 01

In this powerful topic-series, I will be debunking 20 common clichés, myths, cons and groupthink rhetoric. Most of these clichés and such are based on speculation, or old knowledge that may or may not have worked in the past. 953 more words